Skip to comments.A Statement from Rush (Rush offers apology to Slut!)
Posted on 03/03/2012 2:15:11 PM PST by TSgt
For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.
I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow? Will we be debating if taxpayers should pay for new sneakers for all students that are interested in running to keep fit?In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone's bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a Presidential level.
My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.
Not before asking his locals to sit back and give his audience a chance to be heard.....
Excellent. I love language/vocabulary. :) I also like "harlot".
The Devil has had a great week.
Andrew Breitbart is dead.
Rush caved to political correctness.
Fluke is a slut. Who else goes before a public hearing and proclaims she needs to have the rest of us pay for her recreational sexual exploits???
Nearly nowhere is the information available that she is a 30 something feminazi activist and not “just a student”.
For God’s sake.....she’s a political activist!
I found it odd that she spouted about some “study” that bemoaned (moan not meant as a pun) the forlorn women at college “going without” The Pill.
So of course when I read she was actually a “women’s studies” (rolling eyes) activist and was THIRTY years old (not 18 or 20)....her citing of this “study” (paid for by US no doubt) then made sense.
She is just another cog in the wheel of socialism.
And yes, she IS a slut.
But worse, she is a socialist.
May she NEVER ever reproduce.
I’ll pay for her to get her tubes tied.
END OF RANT
Andrew Breitbart....I MISS YOU. I will fight on, but no one could fight like you did. No one. God rest your beautiful patriotic FEARLESS soul.
“i have to say it: Those of you who are saying Rush sold out don’t have the courage in your entire universe that he has in his little finger.”
Oh, Boo Hoo. She was offended. He offends lots of people. That's been part of his shtick.
Let this be a lesson to ALL OF US in the power of left-wing propaganda, and what we are up against.
“He who controls the language, controls the Masses.” -Saul Alinsky. George Orwell made a living writing books about this.
We now live in a world where TELLING THE TRUTH is considered a Hate Crime.
And what were YOU doing while Rush was being attacked from all quarters, for saying something LESS offensive than Bill Maher, or the fat guy on MSNBC, Ed Schultz?
Were YOU organizing online petitions, and email campaigns, like the wackos over at Daily Kos were?
Were you calling and emailing Congress, DEMANDING that your Rep issue a statement on Maher or Schultz’s comments?
Were YOU calling the major networks demanding fair treatment in Rush coverage?
Were YOU calling on advertisers to boycott MSNBC over such obviously faked propaganda like this 23... oops... 30 Year old “Co-ed”?
They beat us, time and time again, because WE DO NOT ORGANIZE, and always expect “Someone else!” to do it for us, then lament the inevitable result, later.
WAKE UP, FOLKS
Just like way too many people in America. The money rules all. As Bill Cosby said, in character, “I get mean, when you mess with my green.”
Can’t say I’m surprised. I don’t trust a one of these “news entertainment” types anyway.
The reasons she mentions, in her testimony, include: polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis.
I agree. Rush had to make a move here that would allow him to survive AND remain on the air...we need all the conservative radio warriors we can get, warts and all.
The enemy is well funded and well organized. They've been planning for this day for some time. We the People must continue to support all our conservative warriors. Let's stop talking about non-essentials. We must do what we must to remain active and effective in this fight.
To all Freepers: WHO is going to be our George Washington, our U.S Grant, our George Patton, Winston Churchill?
To the politicians in Washington: WHO is willing to stand up and, dammit, speak out and lead us? You have the power, the connections, the knowledge to make things happen, and yet you do nothing...that we know of.
In the meantime, stand firm, lock arms and devise ways to hurt the enemy, to destroy them...be the resistance fighters of WWII, work with like minded people in groups to make this possible. We have no direct leader, but we do have millions of people hungry to win this war, but fearful to lose anything in the process. No pain, no gain. Soldiers of past wars died for our freedom and liberty. We must dig deep down within ourselves for the courage and strength to FIGHT this evil. We ARE Americans...and we don't take no crap from lefty vermin.
To all groups fighting to destroy the left in this country...it's time to join forces. Which group will be the first to make contact, to hash out a plan, to organize with other groups? We the People are the Freedom Fighters, the resistance, and we must organize and FIGHT. An old saying but true, it IS darkest before the dawn. Accept it, and FIGHT!
"Go ahead and drop me. You're the one that is going to lose customers in the end, not me. My listeners will still be here and other companies will buy your ad time."
Well....let’s put it this way. By issuing that apology, he didn’t give the leftists what they wanted and have been wanting all along....ie his firing or resignation.
He outwitted them...yet again, while proving that he had enough class to apologize. Lefties NEVER apologize for their comments.
I think it’s great. They have no leg to stand on now re: screeching for Rush to be off the air.
I am appalled that anyone on this site seems to NEED leadership, I
would hope WE were the leaders!!!! Where the hell is this country if WE
are not the leaders and the most knowledgeable!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!! GET OF YOUR CHOUCH AND START FIGHTING, THE SAME
WAY THEY DO!!!!! WE ARE LOSING!!!! OUR COUNTRY IS AT STAKE!!
I don't have any relations with the media and I know damn well what would embarass me and what doesn't. Obiviously the remarks of someone you never met could embarass you, so you don't know the difference.....Sad that you give others the power over you to embarass you or hurt your little feelings.. I give no one that kind of power over how I feel or what I think.
I see something else coming out of this. Rush will somehow turn this into a bigger deal and we’ll all be laughing about this in a week.
He could have clearly made the point without it, and should have done so.
In fact, the very important point he was making was far less effective because of his unfortunate language.
Can I use that bottom one on my homepage?
@DavidLimbaugh .. It is what it is
Rush knew full well what any apology would be construed as,no matter the content.
Now he'll go on Monday morning and try to talk his way out of it.
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
Rush could not have signed the Declaration of Independence along with 99.9% of our "nations" leaders.
Mark Levin is the only one I can think of.
PS-had to get a new tagline.
Does he have advertisers, or supporters?
Hoping to get a Mayer of a channel is like hoping to remove an infomercial from time the channel is otherwise unable to sell.
The only apology I see that Rush SHOULD have made, was that the language he used was not nearly strong enough.
But mere modern English sometimes fails, and we must fall back on weak weasel-words like “slut” or “prostitute”, neither of which fully convey the contemptible behavior we have seen from Sandra Fluke.
She actually thinks she is the wounded innocent one here.
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“Not before asking his locals to sit back and give his audience a chance to be heard..... “
I hear you...but I’m just relaying my observations. Us listeners (and even subscribers) still come in second, in his book.
But it has worked, for decades now - it may be tough on us (I’ve just spent much of the day defending him), but that is who he is...
“Yes. Schultz apologized wrt Laura Ingraham. I remember seeing it.”
OK, that is once. Now, had Laura Ingraham said she needed 1,000+ sex partners each year?
If she needs to spend $60-$100 per month on her “activities” perhaps she’d be better off taking the same money and going to the gym.
I thought she was in college...not a brothel. For what reason should we be paying for this tramp’s personal fun? Perhaps she should focus more on her studies and less on opening her legs and then it won’t cost her $3000 during law school for medicine which is optional for most women.
since when has any apology ever been good enough for a lefty. Once they smell blood, they keep attacking.. I would.
He will lose his more national advertisers before he gains new ones because the left saw what the pressure will do.
I originally thought his use of “slut” was not the best way to address this situation but he just gave the left a victory.
Expect more people pressuring stations to drop him.. advertisers to pull their ads and more of a promise of the “fairness doctrine” to be used as a campaign talking point.
Don’t be naive. If leftists had succeeded in getting Rush off the air, which is exactly what they were (and still are) trying to do....WE would have lost, not Rush. He’s got enough wealth to live out the rest of his life and then some in extreme luxury. It’s no skin off his nose if the leftists run him off...except that his love of country and patriotism would suffer.
He did the right thing here. He’s still got his platform, the leftists have had the wind sucked out of their “let’s destroy rush sails”.... and Rush continues to point out the truth of who and WHAT leftists and Democrats really are.
This is a crucial time in our history, right before THE most crucial election ever. Rush is right....
I do not give a damn where you buy your matresses call the advertisers
anyway and tell them you will NEVER buy their product!!!!, and WHY!!!
Rush should take a lesson from BOR on this one.
Ignorance on your part is not immunity from harmful effects.
even when you figure monthly cost...the figure is way off.
That is why she is getting so much flack.
She lied about who she is.
She lied about coverage being denied for real medical conditioins.
She lied about the cost.
She failed to mention she has been an activist for years.
She presented women as sex machines who can’t help themselves.
What else are we supposed to think?
It was a cringe-inducing spectacle that the libs tried to paint as heart-wrenching and critical for “all” women.
She - and they- deserve ridicule and scorn.
Should the terms “slut” or “prostitute” been bandied about?
Probably not...the argument could have been made without that.
Meanwhile....Bill Maher plods on despite the vitriolic things he as said, including referring to Sarah Palin as a “tw*t”
And Sarah Palin didn’t even go before congress asking for them to finance her promiscuous sex life.
Oscar Mayer makes Bologna. Bill MAHER spews it.
I think the E at the end of her name doesn't perform the usual function. My understanding is that her name rhymes with f**k.
“Rush is no fool. The apology was fine after I read it again and thought about it.”
You think the media will see it your way? This is going to
be on everything from O’Reilly to the View. This is blood in
the water and the only help he’s going to get is from Levin.
It’s going to be hard to listen to him and keep the impression of a “weak little sissy fuzz ball” at bay.
“After reading this apology, I think Rush got it right. He apologized for the wrong choice of words in describing Ms. Fluke. He didn’t back down from criticizing her absurd testimony to Pelosis panel of lefties.”
Your words have captured my thinking on this exactly. We just lost one of our warriors with Andrew Breitbart’s death. We all will want to support Rush as he moves forward with contesting the Progressive rot being promoted in our country. This is an important year in the struggle and we must not lose focus of that.
Rush, we’ll be following you Monday as you come back with your batteries recharged and your wonderful wit reloaded.
I agree, re_nortex. I'm disappointed that Rush apologized to the Slut. I'm sure Pelosi and the democRATs are high-fiving, thinking they won this round.
BRAVO! Exactly my sentiments. Enough with the wringing of the hands and crying in our beer...organize! and start making use of tcrlaf’s suggestions.
It's a poke in the eye.
Good job, Rush.
I see you’re from Canada. Enough said.
Maybe Rush realized Sun Tzu had a point. Retreat and regroup so you can live to fight another day.
So tell me...how effective is this leaderless opposition if we all flood Select Comfort and get them to stay on board, but all the rest bail for lack of contact?
Quit your screaming and wake the hell up!
That may indeed happen eventually, but not before the election this November. Hell, if he gets too much grief over this made up and created controversy....maybe Rush should start his OWN station like Beck did. He’s got the $$$ to do so.
Holy Shiite, they got to Limbaugh!!
...WE would have lost, not Rush.
I wouldn't have lost a damn thing. I don't need Rush to do my thinking for me. Are you so naive and vacuous that you do?
He did the right thing here.
I'm glad you feel that way and you're free to continue feeling that way. I made no comment as to it being the right or wrong move.
What exactly did he say that was "stooping to her level?"
I don't even see an apology in there.
I see him poking his finger in her eye, which is probably the only place you could poke here without running the risk of contracting an STD.
True. Ed Schultz and others pronounced her name that way as well. Her name rhymes with pluck.
THere's so much Rush never touches, he's already "off the air".
Bingo. Compare his current shows to those from the early 90's...night and day.
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